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1. A journey on an airplane: The flight from Canada to Germany was quite smooth.
2. A series of stairs going from one level or floor to another: He broke his arm when he fell down a flight of stairs.
A difficult or dangerous situation; especially, a sad or desperate predicament: The plight of the unemployed might cause major economic problems for the future.
The plight of the passengers on the flight from overseas was not known.
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flight of ideas (s) (noun)
, flights of ideas (pl)
The quick skipping from one thought to another one even before the last one is finished: The flight of ideas have superficial relationships to one another and often are associated only by chance, as seen in the manic phases of manic depressive illnesses or in schizophrenias.
nuptial flight (s) (noun)
, nuptial flights (pl)
The mating flight of many insects; such as, ants and gnats, during which conspicuous swarming may occur.
optimum flight (s) (noun)
, optimum flights (pl)
In space technology, the flight of an aircraft or spacecraft which is planned and navigated to achieve the best minimm flight time and the best minimum exposure to any hazardous conditions.
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visual flight rules, Visual Flight Rules, VFR
A set of regulations set down by the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board, operating within Civil Air Regulations, to govern the operational control of aircraft during visual flight, including minimum visibility standards relating to cloud separation, haze, precipitation, etc. which are more stringent than those for instrument flight.
The abbreviation VFR is seldom used to indicate the regulations themselves; however, it is often utilized to describe the weather and flight conditions to which such rules are applicable.
visual flight, VFR flight
1. An aircraft flight operating under conditions which allow navigation by visual reference to the earth's surface at a safe altitude and with sufficient horizontal visibility.
2. An aircraft flight in which the pilot uses direct vision instead of using instruments to determine attitude and position.
This takes place under conditions that allow navigation by visual reference to the earth's surface at a safe altitude and with sufficient horizontal visibility, while operating under visual flight rules.
Instruments are normally used in visual flight to determine the altitude, airspeed, compass direction, etc.
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The mating flight of the winged queens and males.